Renovate if you want to relocate
RENOVATING, when it’s done correctly, can often be the point of difference that brings buyers in. It’s not just about doing a good job, but delivering the type of house that buyers in that market are looking for.
While many can see the potential in an unrenovated house, when they realise the work involved in turning it around, it can be enough to put them off bidding.
Sue Ellis and her son Peter tried to sell their unrenovated Queenslander at Somerset Rd, Kedron earlier this year, but despite reducing the asking price they were unable to get a buyer for the seven-bedroom home.
They are preparing to hit the market again and take the large home to auction in the coming weeks, but this time around it is a very different looking house they will offering up for sale.
The house now has five bedrooms and two bathrooms and has been renovated and styled by television show Selling Houses Australia. The crew from the Lifestyle Channel’s program spent three days at the house last week to transform the Queenslander ready for auction on November 30.
It is being marketed by Tiana Walmsley of Ray White Wilston.
It will appear on Selling Houses Australia next year.
Meanwhile Maria Heenan realised many years ago that a well-renovated home could result in a strong sale result.
She has just sold a fullyrenovated home at Dart St, Corinda for its full list price of $710,000.
Ms Heenan buys and renovates houses. She bought the Corinda home in February this year and turned it into a four-bedroom, two bathroom home.
The house was taken to market through Brad Robson and Peter May of Place.
Mr Robson said they received multiple offers for the home which suited the demographic of buyers in the area.
Traditional features were maintained in the home, which has a working fireplace and period light fittings.
RENOVATOR’S DELIGHT: Selling Houses Australia engineered a dramatic change to this Queenslander at Somerset Rd, Kedron before renovation (above) and after (below).